Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Random shots from the Boston weekend

Waiting in the hotel lobby before dinner

Jonathan trying to look out the hotel window

Bubbe with all of her grandchildren

New England Aquarium

Helena and Avi with the penguins in the background

Becca, Helena, and Avi with the penguins

Becca and Helena in front of the fish tank (a diver is in the tank, and if you look closely you can see his feet dangling)

Avi and Helena sitting with the "bronze" penguin

Helena touching a starfish

Jonathan with Daddy

Helena giving a big hug to a stuffed penguin in the gift shop. If she had her way, we would have been coming home with both the small penguin and the big penguin!

Indoor Play Gym - Boston

The family went to Boston for the long holiday weekend. With very little to do on Christmas Day, Helena, Jonathan, and some of their cousins headed to an indoor play gym that allowed them to run around and enjoy themselves. Afterwards, they enjoyed a dip in the hotel's pool.

Helena going down the slide with Zack and Avi

Jonathan playing in the ball pit

Jonathan going down the car track

Helena giving Gabby a push

Relaxing after all the time playing

Jonathan demolishing a roll

Helena in the pool with Zack, Avi, and Kobe

Relaxing after the swim

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let it snow!

We got hit with our first snow of the season - only 8 inches (not as impressive as other places around the country but enough to go outside and enjoy). It was Jonathan's first opportunity to see snow, and Helena never passes up on opportunity to get into her snowsuit.

No shame! Jeff was promised 4 hours of peace and quiet on a weekend day of his choosing if he went outside this morning in his PJ bottoms in what was 23 degree weather. Who wouldn't take that bet?

Jonathan ready to hit the slopes

Jonathan and Helena

Jonathan in his snowsuit. Sadly, he can't get close enough to his thumb

Jonathan going for a ride in his sleigh

Helena making snow angels

Jonathan laying in the snow

Although it may look like Helena is trying to bury her brother...she is not

Helena helping Daddy with the shoveling

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Hannukah....so far.

Helena and Jonathan all ready to celebrate Hannukah

Jonathan with a special bib for the holiday

Jonathan and Mommy ready to say blessings

Helena and the menorahs

Helena showing off her princess piano/vanity

Jonathan trying to open a gift with his hands....

...but when that failed he started to use his mouth!

Jonathan showing off his Michigan outfit...

... and his Michigan hat

Helena acting like a rockstar with her new Hannah Montana wig and a microphone (the guitar was from last Hannukah)

Jonathan is 8 months old

Jonathan is showing his disgust with the monthly pictures and asking me to focus on the "8". He is crawling and climbing everywhere, and gnawing on anything he can get near his mouth. Our house has become an obstacle course for him, and we are the only thing standing in his way from getting around.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Disney Rock & Roll Show!

Helena got a treat this weekend - she got to go with Mommy and Daddy to see Disney's Rock & Roll Live Show at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.

Helena showing off her new toy

Enjoying a pretzel

Enjoying pizza

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara organized a luncheon for Helena's pre-K class to celebrate Thanksgiving, and the other pre-K class and kindergarten class decided to join in.

Helena sitting with her friends

Everybody is ready to eat!

Jonathan stopped by to say hello (he was the only one in his class on Wednesday)

Helena with her teacher Miss Shamsun

Grandma Shirley and Grandpa Harold came to visit to celebrate Thanksgiving. Jonathan was all smiles when he sat with them for a picture.